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Denair couple Bill and Dorothy Wright celebrates 70 years of marriage

Newlyweds oftentimes dream of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. But how many even consider a platinum anniversary?

August 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Developers look to bring entertainment center to town

Dust off that bowing ball and get a new shirt embroidered.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Senior Information Day

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance is hosting a Turlock Senior Information Day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local couple relate story of daughter’s tragic death and their road to redemption in new book

On June 25, 1997, Darren and Nicole Rodrigues were plunged into a living nightmare that few could imagine and one that would shake the Turlock couple to their cores. But it was there in the rubble of their lives that the couple found their salvation and the grace to continue living each day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment climbs upward

The latest figures from the Economic Development Department show the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County edged slightly higher in July, even though it's typically a time of the year when unemployment is lower because of increased jobs related to harvest seasons.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brenda Athletics hosts fundraiser for Make a Wish

A child's wish is about to come true in the Stanislaus County thanks to Brenda Athletics who is raising money for their dream to become a reality.

August 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices have risen and fallen wildly over the last month, but are trending higher according to the latest report from AAA Northern California.

August 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID says good-bye to Weis after 10 years of service

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors bid a fond farewell to General Manager Larry Weis on Tuesday, recognizing Weis for his 10 years of service.

August 17, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Recent deaths somber reminder for train safety

As witnessed in the tragedy that took Miguel Sanchez's life on a railroad line in Turlock, the danger of entering a railroad right of way can have disastrous consequences.

August 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police fund raising event returns after 47-year absence

After a 47-year hiatus Turlockers will once again have the opportunity to dance the night away at the Turlock Policeman's Ball.Planned as a fund raising event for the Turlock Police Association's Widows and Orphans benefit fund, the ball will be 50s themed in homage to the first policeman's ball. Guests are encouraged to come in 50s attire or in formal wear.The return of a night of dinner and dancing is finding an appreciative audience in Turlock, said Allison Martin, president of the Widows and Orphans board."People and companies have been coming out of the ...

August 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock City Council race sees last-minute filings

At the last minute, seven Turlock City Council candidates – including three whose candidacy was previously unannounced – came out of the woodwork to file by the extended deadline to run in the Nov. 2 election. Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Shawn Barlow put papers in early this week, while William W. DeHart Jr., the director of marketing at Covenant Village retirement home, and David "DJ" Fransen, owner of TurlockCityNews.com, filed late on Wednesday.DeHart and Barlow are newcomers to Turlock politics, while Fransen will make his third run for elected office this fall. He previously launched an unsuccessful campaign for ...

August 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New classes reach out to family members of those with mental illness

Debbie Callahan remembers what it was like to attend her first meeting of a family support group hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a little hesitant at first, and wasn't sure that the group could help. She said that's how most people feel when they first reach out for support when caring for a loved one with a mental illness. "They really think 'there is no way anyone else could be going through what I'm going through. It can't be this bad for anyone else,'" Callahan said. Thanks to NAMI, Callahan said ...

August 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TPD Open House

The Turlock Police Department held their annual open house and safety fair on Saturday and the event drew in lots of community members.

August 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fourth train-related death prompts safety survey

A 26-year-old man walking home from a birthday celebration was struck and killed by a passing freight train Sunday morning in Turlock.The deceased was identified as Miguel Sanchez of Keyes. Sanchez had been walking along the railroad tracks in the area of Fulkerth Road and Front Street around 3:30 a.m. when he was hit, said Turlock Police Detective Michael Parmley.The circumstances around Sanchez's death remain unclear, though Parmley said there were no signs of foul play. The accident was called in by the Union Pacific conductor on the train.Just as befuddled by the death ...

August 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair attendance drops by 8 percent

Despite a change in run dates and a conflicting schedule with the California State Fair, the Stanislaus County Fair still drew over 209,108 people to the annual 10-day event.

August 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock's growing food processing niche

When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.

March 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bus drivers seek city help to address insufficient wages

The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Double T opens its doors to the public for the first time with open house

Name of business: The Double T

March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honoring women who make a difference

March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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